#Design

My world is laden with bad tools, because my culture is simultaneously obsessed with productivity and novelty.

Frank Chimero

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Voice is about what you say. It’s content.
Style is about what you’re wearing. It’s aesthetics.
The prior informs the latter, not the other way around.
Clothes don’t make the man.
They don’t make your work either.

Frank Chimero

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Much time is spent pixel-fucking buttons, form styles, setting type, & getting those icons as sharp as a tack.

Pasquale D'Silva

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In order to create good work, you spend your time on 1% Inspiration, 9% Perspiration and 90% Justification.

George Lois

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The comfort of old and the illusion of new.

Claudio Guglieri

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Speed is to today’s design what ornament was to yesterday’s.

Jeffrey Zeldman

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Art is subjective.
Design is objective.

Austin knight

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Simple—the combination of beauty and function.

Crew

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Artistic practice is research, take that obligation seriously.
You are a researcher.

Zach Lieberman

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What if the font in which that sentence is expressed influenced our perception of that truth somehow?

Errol Morris

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Your boss is a choice.

Mike Monteiro

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It takes gigantic cojones to serve your vision of a creative life.

James Victore

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Nature is just another human construct, intensified by design.

Alexandra Daisy

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Culture impacts your preference for fonts.

Crew

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I think you should sell your ignorance and your ability to figure things out.

Frank Chimero

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Usage is oxygen for ideas.

Intercom

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The best marketing is when you don’t know it’s marketing,

Crew

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Design is never done.

Tim Brown

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Sometimes the question is more important than the answer.

Frank Chimero

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Design thinking is indisputably a catalyst for innovation.

Tim Brown

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Digital design always solves a problem, otherwise it would be pixel art.

Wouter de Bres

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Typomania is incurable but not lethal.

Erik Spiekermann

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A billion dollar company was never built off better button colors.

Intercom

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Our lizard brain equates pleasing people with safety.

Mike Monteiro

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Designers stand between revolutions and everyday life.

Paola Antonelli

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What if good design is about avoiding the screen altogether?

Tony Aubé

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Rushing into the unknown is exhilarating.

Tobias van Schneider

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While there is good design, there is no perfect design.

Alexandra Daisy

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You can have an easy life or an awesome one. Choose wisely.

James Victore

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What does it take to be a better ancestor?

John Thackara

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Thrilling is fine.
Mattering is more important.

Seth Godin

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Our idealism has gotten so desperate that we equally applaude efforts to combat malaria in Africa with a 1500$ smart oven that preview to you a dinner to save you a little extra time to cross fit or maybe Netflix and shop.

Jennifer Daniel

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Life’s too short to build something nobody wants.

Nikkel Blaase

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The illusion of new is “OLD with a twist”.

Claudio Guglieri

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Nerds who could not get a date are dealing with technology instead.

Chris Hackett

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Designing a user interface that considers the users' aims, whether vast or few, and offers the simplest means of achieving these goals, is the height of design sophistication.

Interaction Design Foundation

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Simplicity isn’t necessarily sophistication, but rather comfort.

Crew

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Those who live by disruption, die by disruption.

Bruce Sterling

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Everything is designed, one way or another.

Paola Antonelli

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Programming is good to teach you humbleness.

Brendan Dawes

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Use simplistic styling to reduce cognitive load.

Wouter de Bres

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Choose the language your users are using.

Wouter de Bres

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Growth is what differentiates Snapchat from hipster coffee shops.

Intercom

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Sanity first.
Work second.
Money last.

Crew

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BC is before the computer,
AC is after the computer.

Massimo Vignelli

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I’m passionately opposed to the presumption that designers have the right to change other people’s behavior.

John Thackara

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Design’s golden calf is simplicity.

Frank Chimero

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What we create is who we are, and who we are is what we create.

Tobias van Schneider

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Designing for the sixth extinction.

Alexandra Daisy

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Standardization is crushing UX.

Cahill Puil

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Sometimes the mythology/values of the internet feel willfully contrarian, and the ones who offer it are safe in ivory towers from the effect of that bad advice.

Frank Chimero

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The life of a designer is a life of fight,
fight against ugliness.

Massimo Vignelli

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A big ego is one of the greatest handicaps that a designer can acquire.
Stay humble.

Austin knight

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It should be clear,
it should be readable,
it should be straightforward.

Wim Crouwel

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Personal data is anything but personal.

James Bridle

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Content precedes design.
Design in the absence of content is not design, it's decoration.

Jeffrey Zeldman

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Creativity is transforming reality.

Massimo Vignelli

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Ignore everybody while working on a new idea.

Tobias van Schneider

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I think our whole society is much too problem-solving oriented. It is far more interesting to participate in problem creation.

Chuck Close

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The design process is weird and complicated, because people are weird and complicated.

Mark Boulton

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The product are fictional, the debate is fact.

Koert van Mensvoort

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As a designer you are always a voluntary prisoner of your own imagination.

Daan Roosegaarde

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Designers have become a parody onto themselves, without even noticing it.

Jennifer Daniel

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What comes first, the F reading pattern, or the F design pattern?

Espen Brunborg

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The reason why Arial is so ubiquitous is because it is so ubiquitous.

Erik Spiekermann

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Don’t design to prove you’re clever.
Design to make the user think she is.

Jeffrey Zeldman

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Entropy could be a useful design feature for biological products.

Alexandra Daisy

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Questions are key.
Questions lead to conversation, conversation leads to learning.

Zach Lieberman

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90 percent of design is typography.
And the other 90 percent is whitespace.

Jeffrey Zeldman

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Good design is honest.

Dieter Rams

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In the Brave New Now we look out over the gold price etched in an unofficial grand canyon, while a cat rides a robot vacuum cleaner and we take a shit on a toilet that asks us how our day is.

Liam Young

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Human design has made nature more natural than natural: it is now hypernatural.

Koert van Mensvoort

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Technology isn’t exciting—ideas are.

Héctor Ayuso

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Good animation is invisible.
You shouldn’t notice that you’re looking at animation.

Pasquale D'Silva

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Obsessions make my life worse and my work better.

Stefan Sagmeister

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Bad kissing is like working with developers.

Matteo Bologna

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Modernism is an attitude, is not a style.
Modernism is a discipline, is not a style.
Modernism is intelligent, is not a style.

Massimo Vignelli

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I don’t think a young Fassbinder, a young Hitchcock, a young Scorsese..they wouldn’t make it in this business. Slap up their early stuff on Facebook, on YouTube- it would get lost.
It would get lost in the ocean of garbage.

Andrew Keen

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Design, when everybody designs.

Ezio Manzini

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Material Design is design science.

Daniel Hollick

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As smart technologies become more intrusive, they risk undermining our autonomy.

Evgeny Morozov

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Stick to the vision and materialize the impossible.

Koert van Mensvoort

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Slowness is fundamental to quality.

Ezio Manzini

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Jack of all trades and master of some.

Tobias van Schneider

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Work hard.
Don't be an asshole.
Share what you know.

Brad Frost

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You're almost always wrong about your users.

Fluid

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Ugliness is the byproduct of ignorance.

Massimo Vignelli

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Think in products, not in features.

Nikkel Blaase

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Cloned babies, rainbow tulips, transgenic mice afflicted with chronic cancer to serve medical science: are they natural or cultural?

Koert van Mensvoort

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Like every designer you have a twin brother called ego.

Massimo Vignelli

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The absence of embellishment is not a trend, it is simply graphic design without the bullshit.

Espen Brunborg

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Choosing between Bootstrap or Foundation is like choosing between red or white wine.

Nick Pettit

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Design should not be judge by the problem it solves but by the problems it creates

Anab Jain

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Creativity is not a solitary invention but a collaborative creation.

Jeff Goins

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There will never be a perfect design language or template.

Meng To

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You must understand the human, but design for the beast.

Fluid

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Say what you are going to say,
say it,
say it again.

Stephen Bayley

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Design feels like a very precise cover for liberal white guilt.

Jennifer Daniel

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Consistent voice is more important than consistent style.

Frank Chimero

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The drawings had become almost a vocabulary.

Keith Haring

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Social skills are as important as being good at setting type.

Snask

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Creating order is typography.

Wim Crouwel

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Sometimes data is the way to go, sometimes it's your gut.

Tobias van Schneider

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Having enemies is a good thing.
It proves that you stood up for something sometime in your life.

Snask

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The language of design is the genetic code of our society.

Alexandra Daisy

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Attention is the currency of the age.

Chris Messina

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We live in a world where kids know more logos than animals.

Koert van Mensvoort

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The force to create a unicorn is strong in all of us.

Cahill Puil

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In imagining the future, you may make it more likely.

Alexandra Daisy

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Don’t design for humans.

Fluid

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Nature has no design, but neither does need designs or designers.

Pablo Schyfter

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Language alone simply cannot capture all the nuances of an experience.

Victoria Young

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The only other people I know who call their customers users are drug dealers.

Jesse Weaver

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Good design is as close as we would ever get to touching the fucking face of god.

Mike Monteiro

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We are living in an age where millions of colours became 256.

Neville Brody

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Aesthetics are by their nature metaphysical.

Bruce Sterling

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Measure twice, cut once.

Rick Klau

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Style without purpose is noise.

Jeffrey Zeldman

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I think subtractive stone sculpture is a great analogy for a successful digital process, although unlike sculpture we have the power of undo!

Brad Frost

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We are facing decreasing biodiversity and increasing technodiversity.

Koert van Mensvoort

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Good designers need to alternate between being very naive and totally confident.

Intercom

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We cannot change society, but we can make it better.

Massimo Vignelli

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Reckon design with your own value.

Jennifer Daniel

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Small is the new big.

Paul Bennett

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UX design succeeds when you don’t even notice it.

Crew

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The concept of being “a UX Designer” is becoming so pervasive it will soon disappear.

Fabricio Teixeira

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Bureaucracy is spelled Bureaucrazy.

Snask

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The myth of the overnight success is just that, a myth.

Seth Godin

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Every good designer doesn't use more than a few typefaces.

Massimo Vignelli

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To GIF or not to GIF?

Intercom

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Design cannot succeed without laws.

Fluid

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Designers love to sweat the details.

Pasquale D'Silva

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A user interface is like a joke.
If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.

Startup Vitamins

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I do believe that we are capable of discerning far more than we are capable of articulating.

Jonathan Ive

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The future exists in the present tense in a whole lot of different landscapes.

Liam Young

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We don’t give answers.
Unless we can explore your question.

Erik Spiekermann

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The idea is your baby, it’s fragile and it needs you to protect it until it’s strong enough to survive other people attacks.

Tobias van Schneider

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Every user has a need they want to fill, or they would be eating Nutella in bed like a boss.

Richard Littauer

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Your website should be so simple, a drunk person could use it.

Richard Littauer

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One of the most interesting aspects of the digital revolution is how it separated knowledge of craft and creativity.

Moby

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Creativity isn't really a creative act, is an act of discovery.

George Lois

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Designers are the biggest synthesizers in the world.

Paola Antonelli

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Animation is about designing with the dimension of time.

Pasquale D'Silva

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Everything is about curiosity.

Zach Lieberman

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The fact that we always have a plan B already gives enough evidence that plans don’t work.

Tobias van Schneider

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Complacency is the enemy of great work.

Erik Spiekermann

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When everything is determined by the number of clicks, you are by definition undermining the seriousness of artistic endeavor.

Andrew Keen

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Good design is innovative.

Dieter Rams

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Dealing with New on Ui Design
NEW can be hard to explain,
NEW can be messy,
NEW makes people uneasy,
NEW doesn’t mean better, but it surely should be trying.

Claudio Guglieri

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The wrong answer is the right answer in search of a different question.

Bruce Mau

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Building New Features ≠ Creating More Value

Wouter de Bres

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User Experience encompasses all aspects of the end-user’s interaction with the company, its services and its products.

Don Norman

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Design is still misunderstood for decoration.

Paola Antonelli

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Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.

Chuck Close

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Is the Internet killing creativity?

Espen Brunborg

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There is no fundamental difference between an artist and a craftsman.

Walter Gropius

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PowerPoint is to communication what a microwave is to cooking.

Stephen Bayley

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Style can't be mass-produced.

The Inoue Brothers

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Focus on the user and all else will follow.

Google

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The climate change model of the MET office consumes the same energy as a small town, making the MET office the most polluting building in the whole Europe. The virtual climate simulation model is becoming input in their own calculations.

Liam Young

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Laziness in itself is a great driver for innovation.

Tobias van Schneider

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Most creatures die in their sleep.
Keep moving, or get eaten.
The only things you should be absolutely comfortable with in your creative process are your tools.

Frank Chimero

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For as long as our lives change, design will too.

Meng To

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I’m not a big fan of random ideas.
Ideas are cheap, because everyone has them.
Getting shit done is what counts in the end.

Tobias van Schneider

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The most worrisome smart-technology projects start from the assumption that designers know precisely how we should behave.

Evgeny Morozov

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People are rational creatures, and they don't make decisions based on data and research. They make their decisions based on good story telling.

Mike Monteiro

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There is no choice but to follow the path of ethics into aesthetics.

Gustav Metzger

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When any image is possible, no image is all that impressive anymore.

Billy Ray

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If you fear you will fail, you most definitely will.

Francisc Aknai

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Good designers are like sponges.

Paola Antonelli

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Type works like background music in the supermarket- you are not aware of it and that's why it works.

Erik Spiekermann

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Development is design.

Brad Frost

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Passion and insecurity is all you need.

Wouter de Bres

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Revolution doesn’t exist.
It’s you.

James Victore

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Don’t go for ‘WOW’, go for ‘of course’.

Wouter de Bres

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Limitations are the mother of invention.

Brendan Dawes

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Art expresses creativity,
design leverages creativity.

Austin knight

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Analogue culture is now the exotic.

Neville Brody

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Good is the mortal enemy of great.

Jim Collins

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We often mischaracterize design as a practice of problem-solving, as if the problems go away. But closure, at least in my experience, is so rare in design. The loops stay open, because most problems are chronic.

Frank Chimero

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Good ideas aren't always obvious.

Mike Monteiro

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Apple is destroying design.

Don Norman

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The meaning is in the content of text, not in the typeface.

Wim Crouwel

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Art is about the artist.
Design is about the user.

Austin knight

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As much as we talk about disruption, we don’t really want to disrupt things too much.

Mike Monteiro

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If you are a responsible designer you train yourself to be disciplined, and to stay away from trends.

Massimo Vignelli

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Talent is only part of the equation.
The rest is network.

Jeff Goins

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A mythology of speed is one of willful ignorance to the small details.

Frank Chimero

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Delete unimportant things. Even if you love them. If it isn’t spectacular, it gets cut. Kill your darlings. Be a cold-blooded killer. Ruthless. Delete. Refine. Improve.

Frank Chimero

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Designers shouldn’t code.
They should study business.

Joshua Taylor

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The sustainability challenge is a design issue.

John Thackara

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Human design of living nature based on human values and desires.

Pablo Schyfter

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